Suresh Raina applauds R Vinay Kumar: The former Indian middle-order batsman congratulated the recently retired fast bowler.
India pacer R Vinay Kumar has announced retirement from all forms of cricket. Having last played competitive cricket for Puducherry in the last season of Ranji Trophy, the 37-year old took to social media platform Twitter to hang hit boots.
Vinay Kumar, who made his national debut during the ICC World Twenty20 2010 in West Indies, went on to represent India across formats. In 41 international appearances, Vinay Kumar’s 49 wickets had come at an average and strike rate of 35.57 and 34.7 respectively.
Vinay Kumar’s career-best bowling figures of 9-1-30-4 had come while opening the bowling alongside Praveen Kumar in an ODI against England at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium (now Arun Jaitley Stadium).
Having last played for India in white-ball formats during Australia’s tour of India in 2013, Vinay Kumar soon converted into a domestic stalwart as he led Karnataka to a double-treble, i.e., winning Vijay Hazare Trophy, Ranji Trophy and Irani Cup for two consecutive years.
In 139 first-class matches, Vinay Kumar picked a whopping 504 wickets at an average and strike rate of 22.44 and 47.4 respectively. In addition to 26 five-wicket hauls, Vinay Kumar also scored two centuries and 17 half-centuries in the format.
Suresh Raina applauds R Vinay Kumar
Vinay Kumar’s retirement tweet soon enticed congratulatory messages from former Indian cricketers such as Anil Kumble, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Pragyan Ojha and others.
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) February 26, 2021
Congratulations for wonderful career brother! All the best 🏏☝️✅
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) February 26, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
Well done on your career buddy. Good luck for your further endeavours.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) February 26, 2021
Congratulations big fella! You can be very proud of you achievements and the way you led KSCA to so many victories. Wishing you and family all best for the future endeavours. Tc
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) February 26, 2021
Congratulations @Vinay_Kumar_R on a wonderful career 👏🏼👏🏼
Been an inspiration to many and created some terrific memories 😊
Wishing you the very best ahead .
— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) February 26, 2021
Congratulations @Vinay_Kumar_R on an excellent career and a lovely journey. Maybe you can now produce a few more as good as you. Well done!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 26, 2021
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